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Aug 16, 2009 11:00am EDT
for "newsweek" and chris of it, the deputy chief editor of the france press america wire service. john, let's start with you. critics of the review are sort of dismissing it already out of hand saying it is merely a budget drill and something that will define major budget cuts that will come down the pipe. is that fair? because there are hints we will get strategy out of this. aren't we? >> yes. i think the criticism is that it should be a budget drill. strategy review if it's untethered to the resources. i think it's likely to be more interesting than the last couple. because it does seem to be grappling with two separate problems. on two separate time frames. and the big problem out is the way is a european competitor, china that nobody talks about that. if so what do you do? how do you prepare? out there is the biggy. in the mean time there are the future of these mete wars. like iraq, afghanistan. and the future of what we call the global commons like piracy. which requires. >> and -- >> add stuff but my sense is that the two drivers in terms of project and force numbers are the ones i
Aug 9, 2009 11:00am EDT
on national security reform was launched to help transform america's lumbering system. funded by the nonprofit nonpartisan organization were meading experts. so now senior members of president obama's team including dey ainnblr, dety bl of secretary of state jim steinberg and michelle floynoid. here to explain what needs to be done, jim lockner. welcome to the show. >> thank you. i'm delighted to be here. >> let's start out, the start of every administration is characterized by a series of major reports. yo urreport is significantly larger than most of the reports we have seen to date. what is wrong with the national security system and what has to be done to reform it? >> fundamentally, it's misaligned with the threats we are facing todayment we are in we need to work across our government. the set become -- the setbacks we have had recently are problems we have been having. >> what are some of the most significant reforms you're advocating in your report? >> one of the things that needs to be done, we need better integration. length in the international security council and a staff there, a
Aug 30, 2009 11:00am EDT
.com >>> for years u.s. defense contractors and america's closest allies said the control system is cumbersome and needs reform to foster closer cooperation while keeping sensitive information out of the hands of the. hopeful the white house can find a way to strip controls that have had undue burdens while protecting critical technologies and systems. they have a white house working hard to that handle export. and selling fighter jets to brazil. that is the voice of american aerospace and defense industry. remy, welcome to the show. >> glad to be here. >> the administration helped resolve end use monitoring concerns that were a problem for the indian government. indian didn't want american inspectors investigating or following up and reviewing systems that it bought from america. and you had national security advisor, jim jones, undersecretary of state, as well as pentagon acquisition chief to go down to brazil to sell the f-18 to the brazilians. what does this tell us about this administration about selling arms export. >> it is a strong sign that this administration recognizes the need to h
Aug 23, 2009 11:00am EDT
's progressive. call or click today. >>> few realize how heavily america's military depends on charity. when the two navy hospital ships why at sail they carried supplies or eye glasses from charities. contributions also covered goods for wounded warriors, housed family members visiting while hospitalized or scholarships of those killed in action. a bad economy means charitable contributions are sharply down and fundraising tough for another reason. the obama administration ethics rules and how they are being interpreted are making fundraising harder by dissuading officials from participating in charity events. it's -- some officials are skipping such events entirely, wary of the complex process. if officials solicit the donations over whom they hold sway that's wrong but supporting causes that are good for the families and the nation are not. thank you for joining us for "this week in defense news." you can watch this program on line at i'll be back sunday morning at 11:00. have a great week. hey buddy, i appreciate the ride, you know. no problem. ♪ mind if i take a
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